I thought I’d let you all know what books I’m looking forward to being published this February. In all likelihood I won’t be able to read them all during February but they are still exciting to me nonetheless.
From Goodreads : An incisive, laugh-out-loud contemporary debut about a Taiwanese-American teen whose parents want her to be a doctor and marry a Taiwanese Ivy Leaguer despite her squeamishness with germs and crush on a Japanese classmate.
I don’t really read contemporary books but I have been seeing many people reviewing and enjoying this book so I’d really like to pick it up soon to see what my thoughts are.
From Goodreads : Sixteen-year-old Zarin Wadia is many things: a bright and vivacious student, an orphan, a risk taker. She’s also the kind of girl that parents warn their kids to stay away from: a troublemaker whose many romances are the subject of endless gossip at school. You don’t want to get involved with a girl like that, they say. So how is it that eighteen-year-old Porus Dumasia has only ever had eyes for her?
I just got the email a few minutes ago that I was selected to receive an ARC of this book from Netgalley. I haven’t seen a whole lot of buzz about this book but the cover is beautiful and while this book isn’t something I’d generally go out of my way to make a priority, I think this will be at the top of my growing February list of novels I’d like to read.
From Goodreads : Arram Draper is a boy on the path to becoming one of the realm’s most powerful mages. The youngest student in his class at the Imperial University of Carthak, he has a Gift with unlimited potential for greatness–and for attracting danger. At his side are his two best friends: Varice, a clever girl with an often-overlooked talent, and Ozorne, the “leftover prince” with secret ambitions. Together, these three friends forge a bond that will one day shape kingdoms. And as Ozorne gets closer to the throne and Varice gets closer to Arram’s heart, Arram begins to realize that one day soon he will have to decide where his loyalties truly lie.
The cover of this book is what truly has me wanting to pick it up. The feather with the dripping gold at the bottom is just really pleasing to my eye. From what I can gather from the synopsis, this book centers around a magical school setting. Whenever there is a magical school setting you can sign me up right away. If I can find any tiny bit of Hogwarts in a novel I will be satisfied.
From Goodreads : Petty criminal Zara Cole has a painful past that’s made her stronger than most, which is why she chose life in New Detroit instead moving with her family to Mars. In her eyes, living inside a dome isn’t much better than a prison cell. Still, when Zara commits a crime that has her running scared, jail might be exactly where she’s headed. Instead Zara is recruited into the Honors, an elite team of humans selected by the Leviathan—a race of sentient alien ships—to explore the outer reaches of the universe as their passengers.
The synopsis of this book seems like it could be a science fiction version of The Young Elites trilogy. While I didn’t absolutely love The Young Elites trilogy, I liked where the story could have gone. After dipping my toes into a few Sci-Fi novels recently I’ve also been on the hunt for some more in that genre.
From Goodreads : Camellia Beauregard is a Belle. In the opulent world of Orléans, Belles are revered, for they control Beauty, and Beauty is a commodity coveted above all else. In Orléans, the people are born gray, they are born damned, and only with the help of a Belle and her talents can they transform and be made beautiful.
Lets face it, this book has been hyped up all over the internet for at least six months now. I wasn’t entirely sure I wanted to pick it up until I did a little digging about it on Goodreads. I’m getting major vibes from The Selection series except I’m expecting this one to have a little more of a serious tone to it. I think we can all agree that at least the cover of this book is stunning.
From Goodreads : Can she write a world gone wrong? A certain pen, a certain book, and a certain person can craft entirely new worlds through a branch of science called scriptology. Elsa comes from one such world that was written into creation by her mother—a noted scriptologist.
ARE YOU READING THIS SYNOPSIS? This book is directly up my alley and likely the most anticipated February release on my radar at the moment. The Neverending Story is one of my favorite books of all time and I feel like this book might give me some nostalgia of it.
From Goodreads : Nothing is as it seems in the kingdom of Antora. Kestra Dallisor has spent three years in exile in the Lava Fields, but that won’t stop her from being drawn back into her father’s palace politics. He’s the right hand man of the cruel king, Lord Endrick, which makes Kestra a valuable bargaining chip.
Palace politics is all I needed to hear to make me interested in this story. I’m a huge sucker for politics and especially when it comes to royalty. Also the title of the novel alone would spark my interest.
From Goodreads : Sixteen-year-old Elena Mendoza is the product of a virgin birth. This can be scientifically explained (it’s called parthenogenesis), but what can’t be explained is how Elena is able to heal Freddie, the girl she’s had a crush on for years, from a gunshot wound in a Starbucks parking lot. Or why the boy who shot Freddie, David Combs, disappeared from the same parking lot minutes later after getting sucked up into the clouds. What also can’t be explained are the talking girl on the front of a tampon box, or the reasons that David Combs shot Freddie in the first place.
Hmmm, virgin birth? This intrigues me but that’s about where the intrigue for me ends. The only reason this book is on my radar is because I’ve seen a lot of reviewers hyping this and look, I will sometimes give into the hype.
Are any of you guys planning to read the books I’ve listed? What are your most anticipated February releases? I know I’ve only listed Young Adult novels above but I’m open to hearing any recommendations from any genre that you’d like to me to read or look into! Happy Wednesday everyone!